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The Tank: Weapon of the 20th CenturyOn the Battlefields of the World Wars (eps. 1)

Tanks are fast, sturdy killing machines designed to destroy. Since their invention at the beginning of the 20th century, they have also been a solid element in the omnipotence fantasies of state leaders and dictators. For the past 100 years, they have undoubtedly been the backbone of every land army.

The huge vehicles have long since found their way into global culture - whether as a monument, in films or on billboards. Tanks have made history and have themselves become part of the story. But why were they even developed? How and why did you start triumphant?

Military experts know: with the first tank battle 1918 began a new era of the warfare. At the same time, the fighting machines entered the culture and were exploited for propaganda purposes. Tanks are still weapons and symbols at the same time.

This Episode follows up the formation of the tank in the early 20th century and its work on the battlefields of the two world wars.

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1 × 50′
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Produced by
Spiegel TV in association with ZDF and Arte
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Year of Production
2018
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ARTE, ZDF
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